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G.P.O. – 1916

The Catholic Press August, 31st, 1916 p.14
Relics of the Fight at the Republican Headquarters, General Post Office, Dublin
1. Belt Plate of the Irish Volunteers. The wearer was burned to death in the conflagration. The wording   in  Gaelic reads, “Irish Volunteers.”
2. Two French Bayonets, old pattern found in the ashes. To the weapon on the right side, a blob of gold adheres, probably the remains of a sovereign or half-sovereign which melted in the conflagration and fell upon the blade.
3. Three inch High velocity cartridge, with conical nickeled bullet, used by the riflemen of the Irish Volunteers, found in one of the “Forts” after its evacuation.

Bladeandbullet

Author:

B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

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